Associate Professor Craig Taylor

Associate Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Social Sciences North (3117)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Craig joined Flinders in 2006, having previously held lecturing positions at the University of Stirling, Louisiana State University and a number of universities in Australia. Craig's main areas of teaching and research expertise are ethics, applied ethics, philosophy and literature and the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Craig's first book Sympathy: A Philosophical Analysis was shortlisted for the 2005 ACU Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics. Craig is the Book Review Editor for the journal Philosophical Investigations and serves on the Editorial Board of the book series Philosophies of Education in Art, Cinema, and Literature published by Bloomsbury.

Craig's current research includes a book length project on the nature of ethical thought.

PhD (London), M.A. (Melbourne), B.A. (Melbourne), B. Eng. (Melbourne)
Honours, awards and grants
  • Australian Department of Defence Grant Using Social Media to Understand Emergent Extremist Behaviours. With Claire Smith and Priyambudi Sulistiyanto (2019) $50,000. (2020) $85,000
  • Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013)
  • EHL Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2013)
  • International Science Linkages - Humanities and Creative Arts Programme International Fellowship Ausralian Academy of Humanities (2009) $5,000.
  • EHLT Faculty Scholar (2009) $12,000.
  • Summer Research Grant, Louisiana State University (1999) $5,000.
Key responsibilities
  • Member, Australasian Association of Philosophy 2023 Committee
  • Book Review Editor, Philosophical Investigations.
  • Member Editorial Board, Philosophies of Education in Art, Cinema, and Literature (Bloomsbury)
Teaching interests
Ethics, Moral Psychology, Applied Ethics
Topic coordinator
PHIL2609 Philosophy and Literature
PHIL3601 Moral Philosophy
PHIL1030 The Individual and Society
Topic lecturer
PHIL3601 Moral Philosophy
PHIL2609 Philosophy and Literature
PHIL1030 The Individual and Society
Supervisory interests
Applied philosophy
Moral philosophy
Professional and research ethics
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Ethics (-2)
Principal supervisor: Professional and Applied Ethics (1), Ethics (1)
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Media expertise
  • Ethics
  • Morality
  • Philosophy
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